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Local Author Program

Local Authors Program

The Local Author Program highlights the intellectual and creative accomplishments of writers in the San Diego region. In its 49th year, the aim of the Exhibit is to bring exposure to local talent and nurture the pursuit of the writing arts in San Diego.

A call for submissions goes out in early September alerting all San Diego county authors who have published books in the current year to submit them. The annual deadline for submitting books is in early November. Authors register online on the Library's website or in person.

The Exhibit runs throughout the entire month of February in the lobby of the San Diego Central Library @ Joan Λ Irwin Jacobs Common. Participants are invited to attend a special exhibition preview and an author's reception prior to the public unveiling. Submitted publications are also exhibited in an Online Gallery that lasts throughout the year and features author information, book cover images, and title and publishing information.

The San Diego Public Library has long hosted special events for authors including book discussions, writing workshops and author talks, where writers are able to interact directly with their readers as they share, sell and sign their books. The Local Author Exhibit is presented for reading interest as well as the opportunity to highlight the diverse and abundant talent we have locally.

For more information about the Local Author Program, please visit the Local Author Home Page or contact For other events at the San Diego Public Library's Central Library and 35 branches, or to search for materials in the Library's catalog or to find links to numerous additional resources, please visit or call the San Diego Public Library at 619-236-5800.

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